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2018 ThinkFirst Conference

The 2018 ThinkFirst Conference on Injury Prevention, “Prepare, Teach and Evaluate for Trauma Prevention”, will be held April 28-29 in New Orleans, Louisiana!

We hope you will join us in the Big Easy this spring!

Stay tuned for additional details!

Conference Information

2017 ThinkFirst Conference

Downtown LA

The 2017 ThinkFirst Conference on Injury Prevention, Promoting a Culture of Safety, was held April 22-23 in Los Angeles, California, with the pre-conference Chapter Training Day on Friday, April 21st. A ThinkFirst to Prevent Falls presentation was held as a community event Monday, April 24th, providing a great opportunity to educate the public on preventing falls.

Thank you to Bernadette Abou-Harb, our 2017 conference chair and the entire conference committee, our sponsors, speakers, exhibitors, auxiliary, interns and attendees for an excellent conference!

Giving Tuesday Kicks off Annual Appeal

When you support ThinkFirst, you're helping students learn to prevent traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries caused by traffic crashes, sports injuries, violence and falls.

ThinkFirst at Northwestern Medicine in Illinois, pictured, is one of 190 dedicated chapters world-wide giving dynamic injury prevention presentations to students of all ages.

But we need your help! Your donation helps the ThinkFirst Foundation:

ThinkFirst Summer Drive

Summer Drive Newsletter

Thank you to all who took part in our 2016 Summer Drive by following our weekly newsletters and contributing with a donation. You helped move our “little red car” to $7,050.00, which will be used to keep our injury prevention programs current and active in communities across the US and internationally! Summer Drive Newsletters.

2016 Conference Photos

2016 ThinkFirst Conference on Injury Prevention
Take a moment to look through some of the exciting pictures from our 2016 ThinkFirst Conference on Injury Prevention held in Chicago, IL.

ThinkFirst Celebrates 30 Years!

HOB band

ThinkFirst chapters, physicians, supporters and guests had a rockin' celebration to the music of Blue Aura at the legendary House of Blues on May 2nd while supporting ThinkFirst!

Ticket sales and Silent Auction proceeds benefit the ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation, dedicated to preventing traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries.

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2015 ThinkFirst Awards Recipients

2015 ThinkFirst Award Recipients

2015 Awards Program

Distinguished Service Award Edward A. Neuwelt, MD, Professor, Oregon Health & Science University ThinkFirst Oregon, Portland, OR

Sponsoring Physician of the Year Daniel B. Michael, MD, PhD, FACS, FAANS, Professor of Neurosurgery Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Chief of Neurotrauma and Critical Care, Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak Beaumont ThinkFirst, Royal Oak, MI